Thanks to @Timp I have a 50ml sample of batch 12 of what is probably my favourite 'bang for you buck' whisky Springbank 12 cask strength.
Nose (neat) immediate peat on the nose. Some Springbank funk (hard to describe Springbank funk to the uninitiated, but it is a kind of metallic, oily, minerality that is unusual and fairly exclusive to Springbank whiskies). Quite farmy reminds me of Ledaig a little.
Palate (neat) short arrival with peat up front and some dirty sherry notes. Flinty on the development and a long finish with pepper.
With the addition of water the peat is much less prominent the development stretches out and then the peat comes back on the finish.
Not hugely sophisticated but a very pleasing dram nonetheless and well worth the retail price of around £60 in the UK. Not worth double that and more that some people pay at auction.